Without a doubt, one of the most harmful kinds of “advice” that surfaces all over the internet regarding the best way to start an internet business is this:
“Do Something You’re Passionate About”
That mantra has likely caused more failure for aspiring affiliate marketers and web entrepreneurs than any other influence in the “newbie” realm of internet marketing. People are taught – even by experts that should know better – to start up blogs and websites (and even products) about anything from the F22 Jet Fighter to model rockets to sodoku to really anything that very likely doesn’t tap into the one thing that will make you a fortune online:
A large, never-ending supply of people who want to buy something.
Whether that be a solution to a problem, a novelty that caters to their vanity, a guide to helping them get what they desperately want, supplies and tools that are required by a certain market or something else of that nature – this is the type of visitor that is going to go through your affiliate link and BUY.
And that’s how you make real money in this business. This may seem obvious on a surface level, but I want you to pause and think about what I’m saying here for a second. If you’re not gearing all of your energies towards attracting buyers in your affiliate marketing activities – you are severely wasting your time.
You see, what I’ve come to realize is that making easy commissions isn’t so much about being able to convince someone to buy something, or even writing really clever copy. While those skills are very crucial for selling your own products or doing any kind of direct endorsement – it’s only a part of the equation, and for some successful affiliates, it’s not even necessary.
Instead, I believe the easiest way to pull down massive (easy) commissions is by targeting people who are already on the verge of buying.
So instead of doing the hard work of convincing someone to buy something, you’re simply standing in front of the right crowd and saying “Oh – you’re looking for XYZ? Yeah, I would be, too. It’s over here at whatever.com?aff_id=yournickname”
Can you see why it would take far less effort and traffic to make money if you’re getting the right kind of visitors to begin with? If you can’t, then re-read this page and take a good look at the “switch” I’m making here in regards to who I’m targeting.
Okay – with that in mind – let’s take a look at the other half of the equation – and that’s how much demand exists for a certain solution, “answer” or otherwise product, and how to tap into floods of “buyer traffic” quickly and easily.
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